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    So, this seems like it should have an answer somewhere in the forum, but I haven’t been able to find anything relevant.
    I just installed Python Anaconda and it is working fine *except* when I try to open a notebook. This should open in the default browser, but it opens in Geany instead. The url will be something like </home/splined/.run/jupyter/nbserver-229774-open.html> I can manually type this into the browser and it will open just fine, but obviously a pain.
    in the control centerI have checked
    * Preferred Applications
    ** Web Browser: firefox-esr.desktop
    * Alternatives Configurator
    ** www-browser: /usr/bin/links2
    ** x-www-browser: /usr/bin/firefox-esr

    which both seem reasonable.
    Is there some other setting I am missing?


    Antix 17.2
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    You might need to edit ./config/mimeapps.list

    Have a look at arch wiki – https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xdg-utils

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by anticapitalista. Reason: typo fixed

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    The url will be something like </home/sp…

    In my book, that’s not a URL (it lacks a scheme).
    It is a file path (or, depending on who ya ask, a network-path reference)

    Anyhoo, for the jupyter commandline command, you should not need to supply a “url”.



    The notebook server can be run with a variety of command line arguments. A list of available options can be found below in the options section. Defaults for these options can also be set by creating a file named jupyter_notebook_config.py in your Jupyter folder. The Jupyter folder is in your home directory, ~/.jupyter

    To create a jupyter_notebook_config.py file, with all the defaults commented out, you can use the following command line:
    $ jupyter notebook –generate-config



    NotebookApp.browser : Unicode
    Default: ”

    Specify what command to use to invoke a web browser when opening the notebook.
    If not specified, the default browser will be determined by the [python] webbrowser standard library module, which allows setting of the BROWSER environment variable to override it.


    Should have mentioned I was launching the notebook from the anaconda-navigator interface, not the cli.

    anticaptialista: I added the line “text/html=firefox-esr.desktop” to the mimeapps.list file and that seems to do the trick. Now launches the browser. Thanks for the info on xdg-utils, very handy.

    skidoo: You’re right. As noted above, it isn’t a url but a txt/html file.
    That github issue looks exactly on point. I just started messing with anaconda, so I’m sure I’ll be doing a lot of reading/tweaking with that setup guide.

    Only two things are infinite. The universe and my ignorance of Linux.

    Thanks again,

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